#picturethis: #anonymouswasawoman: The first female war photographer killed in action was 26 and had a brilliant career ahead of…


#picturethis: #anonymouswasawoman: The first female war photographer killed in action was 26 and had a brilliant career ahead of her – @timelinenow: Because of her size, stealth, and quickness, and her strawberry blond mane, Gerda Taro was often called “the little red fox.” The intrepid photojournalist was one of the first women ever to capture a war on film, and is thought […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: British women, the vote, and the fascist movement


Excerpted from Hurrah for the Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars by Martin Pugh. Published by Penguin Random House UK. Sir Oswald Mosley’s immediate appeal consisted in his economic program, a marriage of Keynesian ideas for stimulating domestic demand and a policy of economic autarky influenced by the example of the United States, with its huge home […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966) was the first woman


celebratingamazingwomen: Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884-1966)was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court, and one of the two firstto serve as a US federal judge. She studied Political Science at a time whenwomen were still barred from pursuing a degree in law, but managed to graduatelater, in 1913, from New York University. She concentratedher expertise and efforts on […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #herstory: colorized photos from early suffrage marches bring women’s history to life

profeminist: “In 1909, at the original such march, it was for better working conditions. This year, the day will be an occasion for the movement associated with January’s post-Inauguration Women’s March protests to continue to make its voice heard. But during the first decades of the 20th century, there was one particular cause that drew many American women to take […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Marie Curie (1867-1934) was the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize


celebratingamazingwomen: Marie Curie (1867-1934) was thefirst woman to receive the Nobel Prize in any category. She achieved this firstin 1903, when she won the Prize in Physics, and then again in 1911 forChemistry. She therefore became the first and only woman to win the Nobeltwice, and the only person to receive it for two different sciences. The research sheconducted on […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) was a heroine of the Spanish War of Independence


celebratingamazingwomen: Agustina de Aragón (1786-1857) was aheroine of the Spanish War of Independence, sometimes dubbed as the ‘Joan ofArc of Spain’. She was first a civilian, then became an officer in the SpanishArmy. In 1808, during theFirst Siege of Zaragoza, she arrived on the ramparts to bring food to thesoldiers, but ended up lighting the fuse to a cannon and […]

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todayin: history: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire


todayinhistory: February 27th 1933: Reichstag fire Onthis day in 1933, the Reichstag building in Berlin, whichhoused the German Parliament, was set on fire. The Nazi government ofAdolf Hitler then ordered a thorough hunt to track down the arsonist.The policeidentified the perpetrator as Marinus van der Lubbe, a Dutch communist;he and four other Communist leaders were arrested for their supposedrole in […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936) was an Austrian feminist and social pioneer who in 1904


celebratingamazingwomen: Bertha Pappenheim (1859-1936) was anAustrian feminist and social pioneer who in 1904 founded the Jewish Women’sAssociation in the country, and served as its first president for 20 years. Shededicated extensive efforts to reconciling the Jewish faith with feministideals. She became aware ofthe prevalence of unequal treatment when her brother attended high school whileshe was forced to stay at home […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was a poet and playwright


celebratingamazingwomen: Edna St.Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was apoet and playwright, winner of the 1923 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She was alsoawarded the Robert Frost Medal in 1943, for her lifetime contributions toAmerican poetry. Her poetry often explored issues of femininity andsexuality, such as the love between women in The Lamp and the Bell. She was named as one of the 31 […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Who writes our history? @bitchmedia

Who writes our history? @bitchmedia History isn’t static—it’s the stories we tell ourselves about the past. And that story changes depending on who’s doing the telling. On this episode, we explore what it means to tell your own history in three different ways. Iranian-American comedian Negin Farsad talks with us being a super patriotic teen and her new book, How […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: the women revolutionaries who calmly knit during executions


   Horror spectators: the women revolutionaries who calmly knit during executions The women were known to hang around the guillotine, waiting for the heads to roll. They got to know the executioners, there were so many death sentences. Between the slices, they knitted. It was automatic — something to keep their hands busy.“Government after government of Paris delighted to show them honour,” […]

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#picturethis: “skinheads” – @riandundon


#picturethis: “skinheads” – @riandundon Visceral. ••• If you hear “skinhead” as a synonym for neo-Nazi, think again.This British-born subculture has a long and varied history dating back to the 1960s when working class mods split from their more bourgeois counterparts. Distinguished by practical clothing—work boots, suspenders—and the close-cropped haircuts of industrial laborers, skinheads became a subculture unto their own, overlapping […]

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#picturethis: “oppression” – @riandundon


#picturethis: “oppression” – @riandundon These Algerian women were forced to remove their veils to be photographed in 1960If looks could kill, then a camera aimed at an unwilling subject is an instrument of torture.Marc Garanger knew this in Algeria, in 1960 when he was tasked by his commanding French army officer with snapping ID photos of their female prisoners. France […]

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#anonymouswasawoman: #HERstory: Mária Telkes (1900-1995) was a Hungarian scientist and inventor


celebratingamazingwomen: Mária Telkes (1900-1995) was a Hungarianscientist and inventor, best known for her pioneering work in thermodynamicsand solar energy. She moved to the United States after completing a PhD in physicalchemistry in her home country, and researched solar energy at the MassachusettsInstitute of Technology. In 1947 she inventedthe first thermoelectric power generator, designing the first solar heatingsystem. A few years […]

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